Pumpkin pie and carrot cake don’t cut it folks; there are much healthier vegetable-fueled desserts at your disposal that you need to consider. Of course the thought of a dessert made up of vegetables might trigger fearful imaginings of chocolate soaked broccoli, or lemon glazed carrots, or something else that’s utterly unpleasant; don’t worry there are actually some really tasty options here!
1. Celery Lime Sorbet
This is the perfect healthy dessert for those hot and lazy late spring afternoons where all you want is a refreshing sorbet that melts on the tongue. We can’t go without considering some of the health benefits attached with celery, seeing as this recipe is primarily made up of the green goodness. For instance, celery soothes your nervous system through supplying your body a hearty amount of magnesium. Additionally the high water-to-fiber content packed within a stalk of celery helps aid your body’s digestive process, and encourage proper stool movement.
2. Triple Layer Cauliflower and Raspberry Mini Cheesecakes
Who’d have thought cheesecake could contain such a generous serving of cauliflower? The cauliflower in this cheesecake actively combats against cancerous tumor growth, as the white colored veggie contains sulforaphane, which has been shown to kill cancer stem cells.
3. Avocado Fudgesicles
Link: Avocado Fudgesicles
Skip the sugary and artificially flavored popsicles, and instead try out the avocado fudgesicle. The creamy texture of the avocado adds to the overall pleasant velvet texture of a traditional fudgesicle. Of course, we can’t skip over all that healthy goodness your body will receive. To start, avocados are higher in potassium than the infamous vitamin K pack leader—the banana-with 14% of your RDA per 100 gram serving. Also, an avocado contains about 7 grams of fiber, which is 27% of your RDA. Fiber’s a great way to cut back on excessive calories, as it improves your body’s ability to absorb water, thus curbing your appetite for longer periods of time.
4. Sweet Potato Cupcakes
We’ve written at length on sweet potatoes' many associated health benefits, and when you consider that the core ingredient in this tasty cupcake is in fact a sweet potato there’s no excuse for not whipping up a fresh batch of these bad boys! For starters, sweet potatoes contain a rich amount of vitamin C, which is basically responsible for keeping your skin’s elasticity in check and helping you look younger longer. Also, sweet potatoes possess natural sugars that have a slow-release mechanism into your bloodstream, allowing for you to feel charged and energetic for longer periods of time.
5. Beet Chocolate Bundt Cake
You just can’t hit it wrong when you go with bundt cake. Plus the beets, which are a main ingredient in this cake, provide an extensive slate of health benefits. For starters, beets are full of boron, which is crucial to the continual development of your sex hormones. Beets also contain betaine, which is effective in helping treat cases of depression. Who doesn’t love a comfort food that that literally, chemically speaking, makes you feel better?
6. Black Bean Brownies
Forget about the empty calories and sugar roller coaster of traditional chocolate brownies, and instead try for these guys! They come packed with black beans, which provide quite a few new healthy benefits to an otherwise total guilty pleasure. Just one cup of black beans provides you 15 grams of fiber, which is a great tool for weight loss as fiber encourages your body to absorb more water, and thus staves off your appetite for more food.
7. Eggplant Chocolate Chip Muffins
Don’t settle for unhealthy breakfast pastries. This eggplant based chocolate chip muffin gives you a chance to revel in the irresistible tastiness that encompasses a chocolate chip muffin, while consuming a decent amount of a very healthy vegetable: the eggplant. What’s more is the eggplant is a phenomenal brain food, with its healthy amount of nasunin—a phytonutrient that protects your cell membranes from damage.
8. Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Because what’s better: a standard loaf of bread or a chocolate packed healthier zucchini fueled variation? This bread’s a fantastic choice for the afternoons you find yourself possessed with snack cravings. Take the healthy route and bake this bread up! We’ll have you know each cup of zucchini in this bread gives your body 24% of its recommended daily Vitamin C. Vitamin C’s essential for functional nerve cell communication.